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Re: bug in Mathematica 3.0 ?

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  • Subject: [mg7239] Re: [mg7213] bug in Mathematica 3.0 ?
  • From: seanross at
  • Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 19:13:43 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

ASU_FS wrote:
> I'm using Mathematica ver: 3.0 for Win95 on a Pentium machine.
> I typed in the following test:
> Timing[Prime{123456789]].
> I get the following error:
> MathKernel
> This program has performed an illegal operation.....
> The details:
> MathKernel caused a divide error in module MathDll.dll at 0137:0072843e
> The same test on a 486 and Mathematica 2 on Windows 3.1 works well, and
> also on a SGI with Mathematica ver: 3.0.
> Do other people have the same problem ? If so is there a fix to it.
> Regards,
> R. Wathelet.

I tried it on my win95 pentium and got the same message you did.  I did
fix the code so it read Timing[Prime[123456789]].

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